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Zero hour vs Zero time

zero hour— 1. (Military) the exact time at which operations are to begin: Zero hour for the bombers to take off was midnight. 2. a crucial moment; critical time: On the day of the championship game, as the zero hour came near, the players grew nervous. zero time—(also: time zero) the time set as a […]

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Your actual vs Yours truly

your actual —(colloquial or humorous) said of the original or genuine person or thing: This ring wasn’t cheap, you know. It’s your actual gold. yours truly— 1. (humorous) me, myself, or I: He never graduated, but his business ability rivaled anyone’s, yours truly included. 2. (formal) written at the end of a letter, followed by […]

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Young tartar vs Young turk

young tartar—(UK rare) a naughty boy; an obstinate person: We all know what a young tartar the Vole is when his sarcastic tongue is working. young turk—(UK) an aggressive person who has modern opinions and tries to change the old ways: They’ve put together a top-notch list of speakers, (which makes me wonder how a […]

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Young man vs Young person

young man— 1. a boyfriend; a sweetheart: Whom is she shielding? Either her father or her young man. Is it her father? 2. is used as a familiar or condescending form of address: Listen, young man, you’re headed for some serious trouble. young person— 1. a young woman: There lived a young person at Loudun […]

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